As the situation with COVID-19 rapidly evolves, Furman continues to make difficult decisions to prioritize the safety of our campus community and visitors. In recognition of the increasing community spread of COVID nationwide and in an effort to ensure a safe return to campus for all faculty, staff, and students, Furman will be temporarily suspending campus tours. Families directly impacted by cancellations have been notified via email regarding next steps. We are disappointed that we are unable to meet you in person right now, but we look forward to welcoming you to campus in the near future!
In the interim, we are offering a wide array of virtual visit options to make sure that you can learn more about life at Furman and continue to actively engage with our community. Whether you join us online for a virtual information session, a student-led virtual tour, a student panel, or one of our (soon to be released) fall online events, we can’t wait to share Furman with you in new and creative ways.
The Office of Admissions staff are working remotely but are at your service should you have any questions or need any assistance! Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact your admission counselor if you have any questions or would like to get connected with faculty or current students, as available. Thank you for your interest in Furman!
We are committed to showing you how special the Furman community is, so be sure to sign up for upcoming virtual sessions and student panels below! Check out our virtual campus tour and housing tour, register for “Ask a Paladin” to chat one-on-one with a student ambassador, and connect individually with faculty members through “Ask a Faculty”. We can’t wait to connect with you!
During your virtual campus visit, our Admission Counselors will discuss academic and campus life at Furman, as well as share details about the admission process, scholarships and financial aid. Following the information session, current Furman students will take you on a live virtual tour of campus and you will be able to chat with current Paladins about all that awaits you at Furman. Virtual visits are offered Monday through Thursday at 9:00 am and 3:30 p.m. EST and Fridays at 9:00 am EST.
Have questions or want to have a conversation with a current Furman student? Register for "Ask a Paladin" and select a day that you'd like to be contacted to hear first hand what it's really like to be a Paladin!
Want to learn more about the academic experience at Furman? Connect with one of our faculty members to find out how mentoring, personalized learning and small class sizes give our students the ultimate advantage.
In place of Furman Forward, the Office of Admissions will be offering “Paladin Previews” throughout the spring to help you learn more about Furman and connect with members of the Furman community virtually. While we might only be able to give you a glimpse of what a special place Furman is through these virtual sessions, we will still provide the information and support you need to start making connections. We are committed to showing you the vibrance of the Furman community, so be sure to sign up for upcoming sessions, check out our virtual campus tour and housing tour, register for “Ask a Paladin” to chat one-on-one with a student ambassador, and connect individually with faculty members through “Ask a Faculty”.
To learn more about your next steps to becoming a Paladin, visit our Admitted Students site!
This is a great opportunity for admitted students to chat one-on-one with their admission counselor to discuss academics, financial aid, campus life or next steps! Bring any questions you have and we look forward to chatting with you! Individual counselor meetings are available from 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. EST, weekdays.
Designed for admitted students, these virtual sessions offer a sneak peek into the Furman experience. You’ll hear from current students and learn the next steps to becoming a Paladin. These virtual admitted student sessions are held on Wednesdays at 5 p.m. EST.
Our financial aid counselors are here to answer any questions you and your family have as you make your college decision.
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Are you a transfer student with questions or concerns? Connect with your counselor.
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The enrollment deadline has been extended to June 15th. Students who need additional time are encouraged to contact their admissions counselor to determine an alternate date.
Ready to become a Paladin? Please log-in to your admissions status page to submit your statement of intent and enrollment deposit.
Furman continues to monitor the status of AP, IB, and other standardized test offerings over the coming months. We recognize the stress our admitted students may feel in conjunction with these exams; however, in no way will the results of such exams impact an already determined admissions decision.
Furman will continue to observe its existing policy on awarding credit for AP and IB examinations. Please see our Exam Equivalency Policy for further details.
Furman recognizes the effort that students have already made in these challenging courses and will continue to award Furman credit for the 2020 incoming class. Visit the Enrollment Services website for additional information.
Furman University has had a test-optional policy in place since 2011, so we are fully equipped to review admissions applications without the use of standardized tests. We have long found greater value in your academic performance throughout high school and other elements of holistic review, than what is determined by a standardized test alone.
If you wish to submit a standardized test score for admissions review, the opportunity to do so will still be an option as part of the review. Beginning with the Fall 2021 entering class, Furman will allow students to self-report standardized test scores, with the hope to alleviate another financial barrier often faced by students at the time of applying.
We recognize that individual high schools and area school districts must adjust in response to COVID-19 and we anticipate seeing numerous ways in which this will be addressed. Whether this means adjustments to course schedules, changes in grading scales, moving to a Pass/Fail system, or ending the academic semester early, please know that Furman will not penalize students for any such changes in response to COVID-19. If you have specific questions regarding changes to your current course schedule, you are encouraged to contact your admissions counselor to discuss further.
We’re thrilled to hear you’ve decided to join the Furman family and cannot wait to welcome you to campus this fall! Once you have submitted your enrollment deposit and statement of intent via your admissions status page, be sure to check out our new students page for checklist items to complete in the coming months.
Incoming students will need to submit a final high school transcript once it is made available. In anticipation of unforeseen obstacles faced by high schools or school districts in submitting final transcripts, we will flexible on when these need to be submitted before fall classes begin.
We know that visiting college campuses can play a significant role in your college search process. Although we cannot currently welcome guests to campus, we have created virtual opportunities to connect you with members of the Furman community in a variety of ways over the coming months! All virtual visit experiences available to admitted and prospective students and parents are listed above. We look forward to connecting with you!
We also encourage you to connect with your admissions counselor to express your interest in Furman and for us to develop ways in which we can personally support you in your college search process.
The enrollment deadline has been extended to June 15th.
Updated information will be provided on our prospective first-years’ page, on our social media platforms, and communicated to you via email.